"Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it."
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
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The quote's subject matter was / is a moot point in the originally envisioned natural law based / common law addressed representative republic, complete with the limiting Constitution. Exponentially, the greater the loss of individual sovereign position as master and principal over servant (witnessed by compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, a foreign despot's standing army - policing departments as developed, loss of habeas corpus, etc.), the greater the quote's meaning and requirement of implementation.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    However, also be ready & willing to accept the consequences of your actions!
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
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    It seems some in our government have no conscience. Is a person born with a conscience or is it something that must be developed in them?
     -- ca;, lewisville, tx     
    Right on Albert!
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Yes, Yes! And, we have a Demagogue (puppet) whose power is provided by the real tyrants the moneyed elite and the industrial military complex, to quote Menken: "Demagogue: one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots".
     -- RBESRQ     
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    To the first Anonymous, Absolutely, that is the separation of freeman patriots with courage and all others.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Is a person born with a conscience ? To teach a child right from wrong by exsample of behaviour doing that which is right and hoping he or she will follow in your foot steps. The comforter also convicts the spirit of the wrong that he or she has done, such is the state of mankind. We do not need to fight but only talk with our represenatives both local and otherwise to let them know they are the overburden upon our backs. the lack of moderation in there allowed life stiles threw over compensation. Then to co-op all energy sources shared as vital to life. Not overburdend by false enflation of a credit based society with lavish salaries for all workers and administrators in local and national government. Speak to your bankers if they be your neighbors as were the days of old. Control your patronage. Simplify your life stile as they must be made to do for sake of your local society and national. Not with a strangers wealth to forsake your neighbor. Conscience to find out who is who in your local comunities and there ties to undermining agendas of our original Amrican culture to be replaced by that which is profitable to there bottom line. Lenders without moral guidance and compation are the lowest form of life on our planet. They all live somewhere.!
     -- R. Pittman, Salem     
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    It's called honor and integrity, and it takes GUTS.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Unfortunately, many in high political office are without a conscience...... It's the one thing psychopaths have missing.....
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe     
    The last line of defense against bad laws are the consciences of the JURY who judge both law and fact. INTEGRITY of our system of jurisprudence is what is lacking, not the conscience of the People. The Golden Rule is still golden -- either you are a practitioner or not. Nature is self-correcting -- as you sow, so shall you reap.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Ronw13, USA      
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